January 16, 2010

What's Simple is True

We just finished a big roast dinner and ice cream cake for desert in honour of my Son's 5th birthday.  It's so hard to believe that he's 5!!  And soon my youngest baby boy will be 3, that means no more babies in the house :(  I'd like to say that means no more waking in the middle of the night but since my youngest suffers from night terrors quiet nights aren't always a reality...not yet anyway.

Anyhow, here is my entry for Everything But the Kitchen Sink.  Winter is putting on a valentine card drive for the kids at St. Jude Hospital so I would really encourage you to take a peak at her blog. You don't have to participate in the Card drive to participate in EBTKS and a chance to win a prize.

At first sight, I have to be honest and say I had no idea what I was going to do with it.  It was such a simple sketch which is nice because it leaves lots of possibilities but sometimes that's a problem for me.  In the end I stuck to stitched simplicity.  (Of course it was easy to stick to the basics with the new glittery dsp and pink cord brads that arrived at my door yesterday.)  Sometimes we complicate things when we try to add or show too much and the message gets lost.  It can be the same thing in our everyday lives too, can't it?

Thanks so much for taking a peak.  I wish you a simple but heartfelt week ahead.

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Sending Love dsp
Ink:  Real Red
Stamps: Whimsical Words
Accessories:  Heart Punch, Pretty in Pink Cord brads, sewing machine


  1. Very pretty card, Laural-Lee! Happy birthday to your son! Have a great week!

  2. glad the party went well...you got that yummy new glittery paper!! I ordered the new heart set that wasn't in the catalogue but on a separate piece of paper, the bird punch and some cardstock :) Love the stitching and hearts...so sweet :)

  3. Laural-Lee this is just perfect and yummy! I love the dp and the overall look of your Valentine! Great job with this sketch!
    Happy 5th Birthday to your son....:)

  4. Super adorable card design - love all the patterns you've put together for the background!

  5. You did this up just right with all that beautiful paper. Lovely work!

    They grow up so fast, don't they?! My nephew is five and it feels like yesterday....

  6. SO pretty! I love those pink corduroy brads...hoping to get some soon! :D Thanks for playing along with us Kitchen Sink girls!

  7. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge! :)

  8. So pretty! Thank you for playing with us in the challenge and for the shout out about the card drive! :)